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Vista, California

If it's got instructions, I can do it but will make changes.

craft interests: crochet, fashion, gifts, knitting, paper-crafts, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/28/2009

recent comments

Re: Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

This tip is a fail in too many ways. The first fail that's caused a lot of confusion to most is fairly easy to fix. A lot of my work involves pinning things to cardboard this is no different. Use a piece of cardboard underneath fabric and elastic and pin top and bottom marks to board.

The second fail concerns the nature of elastic, for this use elastic would have to stretch evenly along length. I've been working with elastics for years and have never known it to stretch evenly it always stretches more at the ends and less toward the middle. This would make the top and bottom two buttons the farthest apart with the spaces becoming closer and closer as you near the center. This would work great if you wanted too create a graduated appearance, but for most applications this isn't the desired result.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

I just finished sewing a whole wedding ensemble, bodice with boning, buttons and zipper. Skirt with bustling and etc. Floofy slip and gorgeous veil.

When I was done it looked great but I knew it could look much better if I was more experienced and had the necessary knowledge.

I would like to continue making couture wedding dresses and I know this collection would really benefit me.

Re: How to Make a Precision Placket

I was wondering about different ways I might use this when I first opened it and then while copying I saw the capris. Great idea.

Re: Mystery Sewing Machine Attachment

Wow what a cool attachment. From what I can see from the pic it looks like it is for 1/8" either stitching on the binding or the binding itself. I am not at all familiar about any of this but just wanted to add my 2 cents, :). When I was younger there were a lot of cool attachments out there. From what I have read in the previous comments I hope the trend is to get back to some of these as there is no electronic equivalent available.

Re: Book Giveaway - The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts

I am in desperate need of some large ribbon ideas, I received a beautiful silk comforter from a friend after the dry cleaner ruined the areas where the comforter is secured through all layers I found some beautiful matching ribbon that will easily cover the area but the only patterns I have are for smaller ribbons my ribbon is about 1 1/2 inches in width. So far the only ideas I have been able to come up with are either rosettes, too small, or lengths of the ribbon sewn with the edges frayed, the comforter is burgundy and a greenish gold whereas the ribbon is greenish gold with burgundy as the weft.